Update on the use of Deprivation funding
The school varies the use of the funding depending on the needs of the pupils.
1. Booster Lessons
Extra lessons and one-on-one support to boost literacy and numeracy skills. Additionally, support is provided to monitor peer to peer curricular support.
2. Examinations \ Tests
Following a pupil becoming overly stressed under exam\test conditions, appropriate arrangements were successfully implemented to create a more suitable environment to capitalise on the students’ aptitude.
Assistance was provided with homeworks and following this intervention all pupils with whom we intervened completed and handed in their homework’s on time. This in turn boosted their grades and the quality of all their work.
4. Social mentoring
Funding of Learning mentors and counsellors. We put programs in place to better integrate these pupils and improve their self esteem. This in turn contributes to fuller participation in class which has boosted the standards of work.
5. Extra-curricular bursaries
Funding is available to help pay towards the price of school trips and other similar extra-curricular activities, to enable fuller integration of deprived pupils in these activities.
Providing extra food in addition to the FSM allowance where we feel it is necessary.
When providing this extra support to pupils, in some instances the support has continued even when the pupil was no longer eligible. This is only done where we must continue if it would detrimental to suddenly terminate the support given.